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Sorting Through a Mammoth's Genes

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Sorting Through a Mammoth's Genes

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Sorting Through a Mammoth's Genes

Sorting Through a Mammoth's Genes

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Two papers published this week take a look at the genetic makeup of the wooly mammoth: one published in the journal Nature, the other in the journal Science. The two groups take different approaches to examining the genetic material of the ice-age mammal.

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Ross MacPhee, curator, Division of Vertebrate Zoology/Mammalogy, American Museum of Natural History